This guide outlines how to make the most of your policy brief, by using strategic planning and targeted engagement with policy actors, to help you achieve positive policy influence.
Guides & Tutorials
Policy briefs are useful influencing tools for think tanks and research institutions. This quick guide, developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program, is aimed at researchers and communications staff who are planning policy briefs for the first time, or want to review their approach.
A spanish-language Publications Policy, developed by Vanesa Weyrauch for ASIES, as part of the Policy Engagement and Communication programme, has helped the think tank to roll out a consistent corporate identify across its diverse publications.
Latin American think tank ASIES has developed a guide for its staff on how to develop and implement a number of communications tools and activities concerning the institution’s visual identity.
ASIES Facilitator Vanesa Weyrauch shares a spanish-language guide to communications policies that describes a set of tools for think tanks who participate in diverse communication practices to raise visibility of both their organisation and published research.
Developing a social network strategy is key to understanding and more effectively engaging with key audiences and making better use of social media tools. In this post, Latin American think tank ASIES shares a guide they produced to help them manage their social networks more strategically.
Join us for our first Research to Action free Webinar! Guest speaker, Social Media Consultant Betty Paton, will be presenting on her experience managing the @DFID_Research twitter account for the Department for International Development from 2010 to 2013.
This guide to Twitter takes you from setting up an account, through building Twitter relationships, to creating and managing lists. It also focuses on policies and procedures, style and tone-of-voice and strategic Twitter goals.
This guide, developed by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), offers guidance on the use of data visualization, the different stages of visualization development and how it is relevant to communicating your research.
This simple guide, developed by IDS as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communcations (PEC) programme, is desiged to help people understand what strategic communications is, and what it is not, from a research communications perspective.
This guide provides a sample of frameworks around getting research into policy, which may be of use to think tanks and researchers alike.
This guide provides an introduction to stakeholder engagement, introducing a number of tools that can be used to better understand who your stakeholders are.